Family Bucks The Rental Trap And Reaps The Benefits Of Buying A New Build Property

Family Bucks The Rental Trap And Reaps The Benefits Of Buying A New Build Property

A family who found themselves stuck in a ‘rental trap’ have gotten themselves onto the property ladder in West Sussex thanks to Help to Buy and David Wilson Homes. Peter Flynn (44) and Hayley Aitchison (31) had been living in rental accommodation since they met six years ago but decided it was time to take their first step onto the property ladder as an investment for themselves and their children.

They moved to the popular David Wilson Homes development Wickhurst Green in Horsham earlier this year with just a 5% deposit on their home and are already reaping the benefits of owning a new build property. The couple live with their twin boys Aidan and Conor (both four) and Peter’s daughter from a previous relationship Lauren (10) often comes to stay with them in their new home.

Their three bedroom Oakfield style home suits the needs of the whole family perfectly, with a generous sized garden and plenty of space for when family and friends come to visit. Peter said: “The benefits of buying a new build home were key for us and the property is much more energy efficient and easier to heat and cool than any home we have previously lived in. Owning a property makes us feel much more grounded in the local area and the fact that there is already a great community feel to the development has made us feel very welcome. The second we walked into the house at the development we just fell in love with the layout and the amount of space on offer. After that, the process was very quick and easy and we moved in less than four weeks later. It gave us great peace of mind to know the David Wilson Homes is customer focused and our experience from start to finish with all members of the team has been extremely positive.”

Peter, a Director of Minibus manufacturing company and Hayley, who is in service improvement for a local housing association, both enjoy a short commute to work and can take advantage of the fantastic transport links nearby. The locations of all David Wilson Homes developments are carefully planned to support purchasers, considering all aspects of life including their proximity to main road and rail commuter links, along with local amenities in the area.

Neil Douglas, Sales Manager at David Wilson Homes Southern, said: “As a five star housebuilder we pride ourselves on crafting beautiful homes and having an excellent site and aftercare team. “We are delighted to hear that Peter and Hayley, along with their children, have all settled into their new home at Wickhurst Green and wish them every success in the future.”

David Wilson Homes’ Wickhurst Green development has now sold out, but keen buyers are being encouraged to take a look at David Wilson Homes’ nearby development Heathwood Park. Located on Langmore Lane in Lindfield, the development currently has a selection of four and five bedroom homes available from £499,995.

For more information on David Wilson Homes or any of its developments please call the sales team on 0844 5566 155 or visit